The Ultimate Flea Market in France – Les Puces du Canal

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Les Puces du Canal - Lyon, France

On Saturday mornings growing up, my mom and grandmother would regularly go “garage-saleing” and often times I was required to go as well. It wasn’t so bad if I came out with a new beanie baby or perhaps a doodle bear (remember those?) but most times, everything just looked like dusty junk. Why in the world would anyone waste their time rummaging through someone’s old stuff??? Fast forward 20 years, and my grandmother would be … Read More

Perhaps the cutest village in France?

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Cutest village in France eguisheim

Unlike most of our other trips, I did practically no research before we arrived in Colmar, France. I just happened to stumble upon the village of Eguisheim while reading reviews for our Airbnb. A quick google search for “Eguisheim” confirmed that it had been voted one of “France’s 10 most enchanting towns” by the Huffington Post and the “2013 Village préféré des Français” (favorite French village). It was only a 15 minute drive from Colmar so visiting … Read More

Mountain Biking near Munster, France

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You know your weekend is bound for good things when it starts with a rainbow! For our anniversary we decided to visit Colmar, France for both the charming scenery as well as the great mountain biking throughout the Alsace region. We ended up mountain biking near Munster, France in the Vosges mountains about 30 minutes from Colmar. We were up early, packed up our bikes and left Colmar driving towards Munster. We picked up some … Read More

Visiting Colmar, France – how charming!

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Visiting Colmar, France

To celebrate our anniversary we decided on visiting Colmar, France. We had heard it was an adorable town with excellent mountain biking nearby and only a 3 hour drive from Leysin. Hard to argue with that! It definitely lived up to all expectations and I hope to visit this area again soon! Colmar, France sits 45 minutes north of Basel, Switzerland and 45 minutes west of Freiburg, Germany. The town is situated in on the … Read More

Girl’s Weekend in Chamonix, France

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Weekend in Chamonix, France

Our girl’s weekend in Chamonix, France was a blast. The 11 of us packed up a school van and took off on Friday afternoon towards the French Alps. LeighAnn, our wonderful trip organizer, found the best apartment right for us off of the main pedestrian street in downtown Chamonix. It doesn’t get much more convenient than that! We were within walking distance to all of the shopping, eating, drinking and skiing that our hearts desired. … Read More

Weekend Getaway to Annecy, France

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Palais de l'ile Annecy

Located north of the French Alps, Annecy is known as the “Venice” of France. Small canals and streams branching out of Lake Annecy run thru this medieval town making it absolutely adorable! The only thing missing are the gondolas! When we finally had a free weekend, we booked our hotel (Hotel Allobroges) and we were on the road! It’s only a short 2 hour drive from Leysin so there’s no excuse for us not to … Read More